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Outbreaks

An outbreak is defined as 2 or more people showing the same symptoms within the same setting without a valid explanation.

Guidance for dealing with an outbreak:

Action checklist for outbreaks of diarrhoea and vomiting   Opens new window

Action checklist for a respiratory outbreak   Opens new window

Action checklist for outbreaks of scabies   Opens new window

National guidance

Care home and residential care guidance – NHS England 

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